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Governor Signs Bill Barring Questions About Job Applicants' Past Salary History

10.13.17

Megan Winter and Ben Ebbink were quoted in the Daily Journal article “Governor Signs Bill Barring Questions About Job Applicants' Past Salary History” which discusses the signing of AB 168 by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill bars employers from seeking a job applicants’ salary history. 

“Employer-side attorneys are focused on helping clients address the “gray area” issues that could cause them to run afoul of the new law,” says Ben. Managers and human resources staff will need to be briefed, and job applications and forms and websites will need to be scrubbed of salary history questions. 

Megan adds that the new law could have farther reaching effects than many anticipate. “We’re never surprised when additional restrictions are placed on employers in this state.” 

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